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Southampton 2 – 5 Spurs: ‘Son’sational performance by Tottenham Hotspur

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Heung-min Son was on target four times for the North London club, With Harry Kane also bagging four Assists and a goal on the day, With this win Jose Mourinho’s side also bounced back from their defeat to Everton last week. 

Tottenham had quite a dull start to the season going down to a Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal in Gameweek one, If you are a spurs fan you would be forgiven to have a feeling of Here we go again “Classic Jose Mourinho”. Spurs were equally abysmal in their midweek fixture in the Europa League qualifiers against Lokomotiv Plovdiv with Jose running a host of changes, Add to this the fact that Tottenham in their last nine meetings with the Saints have failed to keep a clean sheet and you have a recipe for disaster.

Southampton started the game brightly with Djenepro hitting the post and Danny Ings putting the ball in the back of the net, Only for play to be pulled back for Handball. Fate hit Southampton in the form of a goal from Danny Ings, The ex-Liverpudlian scoring after an assist from ex-Tottenham player Kyle Walker-Peters, That 32nd minute lead put the Saints in cruise control, But just when it looked that Southampton would go into the break with an ever so valuable lead, Spurs struck back with a clinical chip by Heung-Min Son past Alex Mccarthy.

The second half of this game was a different game alltogether with Spurs taking it to Southampton at St Mary’s stadium, Son completing his hat-trick in the 64th minute with a furthermore two goals after some hapless defending from the home team, In the 73rd minute Son truly wrote his name into the history books after becoming only the fourth p[layer to score four goals behind Dimitar Berbatov, Andre Arshavin and Sergio Aguero, But this was not the only record broken on the day, Harry Kane also became only the first player in Premier League history to assist four times in a single match, The England Captain also scoring a goal in the 82nd minute before Danny Ings made it 5-2 in the final minute of normal time.

Harry Kane’s workrate and his efforts in no way went unnoticed after Jose Mourinho was seen joking after the match while proclaiming “Man of the match Harry Kane“, This victory comes in good time for Tottenham with games coming thick and fast a lot is left to be seen, But for now the ‘Son’ seems to be shining bright on them.


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